Saturday Art Club – Children’s Art Week 2, Connecting across generations, Funky ice-cream

Children eating the ice cream we made

We are still celebrating Children’s Art Week and this week’s theme is connecting across the generations. And what could connect us more that food – to be more precise: ice cream – July is also national ice cream month!

The artist Scott Myles created some unusual ice cream paperweights that you will be able to see at GoMA, when we are open again to the public, in our exhibition Domestic Bliss. These ice cream paperweights are of different colours to resemble different flavours of ice cream. It is quite funny to make a heavy bronze paperweight look like an ice cream scoop, especially as ice cream melts and could never realistically work as a paperweight.

Do you like ice-cream? If so, what is your favourite flavour and what does everyone else in your family like? Follow our simple recipe below and have a go at making your own home-made ice cream. Have fun with your family, maybe create a new flavour of ice cream altogether. If you have an ice cream scoop in the house then take a photograph of your ice cream creation and send it to us via social media.

Scott Myles produced this artwork in 6 different colours to be changed in the Domestic Bliss exhibition at regular intervals. We have had a guess what flavours they may represent: 

Ice Cream Paperweight (Brown), 2002 chocolate 

Ice Cream Paperweight (White), 2002 vanilla

Ice Cream Paperweight (Taupe), 2002, toffee or banana?

Ice Cream Paperweight (Pink), 2002, raspberry or strawberry?

Ice Cream Paperweight (Green), 2002, mint

We have made our own strawberry ice-cream and it was delicious! Here’s how to do it:


  • 2 x cups fresh strawberries
  • 1 x cup sugar (divided into 2 halves)
  • 2 x cups double cream
  • 1 x cup whole milk
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 x dash of salt


Chop your strawberries and then mix them with ½ cup of sugar in a bowl. Let it set for 15 minutes to allow the strawberries to release their juices.

Mash or blend the strawberry and sugar mix. You can use a blender if you have one or have some fun using your hands – make sure to wash them thoroughly before and after doing this!

In a large bowl combine the strawberry mixture with the cream, milk, vanilla extract, salt, and remaining sugar and mix it well.

Pour this cream mix into large plastic tub and put in the freezer. Every 1 hour give it a mix until you have the desired consistency (up to a maximum of 6 hours).

When the required time has passed and you are happy with the consistency of your ice cream, it’s time for the best part: eating it! Get your cones and cups ready!

It tastes delicious! And we all love it! A real intergenerational treat!

How about yours? Share your experiments and recipes with us in the comments section or on social media! @glasgowgoma #SaturdayArtClub

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